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Help for kids

Helpful info for kids for when your parents break up.

It can be a hard time when your parents break up. You may feel worried about what will happen when your parents are not together anymore.

amica can help you and your parents. amica is an online way to help your parents agree about how they will look after you when they break up.

amica takes them through steps about how and when they will each spend time with you. It helps parents think about what is best for you. It helps them think about what you need.

You can also have a say about what you would like to do. You can talk about what is special to you and what you need.

If there is something special to you, let your parents know. These things might be things like:

  • When you will spend time with them
  • What school you would like to go to
  • When you want to play sport and do all the fun things

Speak to someone about how you feel

When parents break up it can be a really hard time. You can do lots of things to help you not feel worried:

  • Tell your parents if you are worried
  • Talk to your parents about what you want and need
  • Talk to your friends
  • Try not to worry - remember that the break up is not your fault
  • Keep having fun

If you don't want to talk to your parents, there are other people that can help you.

headspace

www.headspace.org.au/

Legal information and advice is not just for adults. You can talk to someone about your legal rights. Legal Aid is made up of a group of lawyers who can help people when they have questions about the law or need legal help.

You can talk to or message a lawyer for free. Click here to get the number for Legal Aid in your state.

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact your local Legal Aid through the National Relay Service.

If you speak a language other than English and require an interpreter you can contact your local Legal Aid through the Translating and Interpreting Service.

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